The Comic Strip Presents.... Copyright: Comic Strip Productions.

The Comic Strip Presents...

Channel 4 and BBC Two and Gold comedy drama series of satires. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1982 - 2016. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson and others.

Series 3

1. The Strike

First broadcast: Saturday 20th February 1988

A young and innocent man from the Welsh Valleys pens a script about the miners' strike. When success comes calling, he and the script get the Hollywood treatment.


2. More Bad News

First broadcast: Saturday 27th February 1988

A rock journalist reunites the Bad News band, who parted company after a disastrous maiden tour, for a one-off gig. But all does not go according to plan...


3. Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

First broadcast: Saturday 5th March 1988

The inappropriately named hit man Mr Jolly rents office space next door to the alcoholic incompetents Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, proprietors of Dreamy Time Escorts, London's seediest escort agency.

In-depth Guide

4. The Yob

First broadcast: Saturday 12th March 1988

An illegal psychic teleportation experiment goes horribly wrong, and pretentious promo director Patrick gets his genes mixed with those of a football hooligan. Slowly, he begins to change - taking on some undeniably yobbish tendencies.


5. Didn't You Kill My Brother

First broadcast: Saturday 19th March 1988

An everyday story of gangland folk, starring Alexei Sayle and Beryl Reid. Old rivalries are renewed when Carl Moss is prematurely released from prison. His new occupation leads him into conflict with his gangland brother and the head of the 'family firm', the notorious Mrs Moss.


6. Funseekers

First broadcast: Saturday 26th March 1988

It's high season in Ibiza, and the 18-30s holidaymakers have arrived for another annual binge. But the pace is so frantic no-one notices the pregnant maid ostracised by her nearest and dearest. What's more, there's an over-age man in the midst of all this frenetic pleasure-seeking - Tony (who is in fact 34, and therefore shouldn't be there at all).